Archive for the ‘Web Development’ Category

Code Racer, Vroooooooom!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Code Racer

Web development can often be a daunting concept and the idea of “coding” an intimidating adversary. The team over at Treehouse has come up with a really cool game called Code Racer that makes coding and learning to code fun! This multi-player game is a really neat idea and I know that I will be telling my dev students about it! (more…)

All I Want For Chrismukkah is IE 6 to Go Away :-(

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Down with IE!!! Internet Explorer (IE) is the bane of every developer’s existence. I am sure that I have wasted at least a year of my life in aggregate of the time that I have spent debugging and fighting with one version or another of IE. Despite my hopes of IE6’s quick but painful death, the W3CSchool’s statics on IE, and even Microsoft launch of IE6 countdown (a push to wean the world off the crack that is IE6), the browser still has a whopping 8.3% strangle hold on the world’s population’s portal to the information super highway… :_(

Is it thus so much to ask for Chrismukkah this year that IE6 just die already?!? Well maybe someone is listening… (more…)

Belly Button CSS Lint

Monday, July 11th, 2011

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Created by Nicholas Zakas and Nicole Sullivan, CSS Lint is an awesome web resource for front end developers! CSS Lint is an open source development tool that will help by pointing out problems with your CSS code. It will scan your code for basic syntax errors as well as applying a set of rules to the code that look for problematic patterns or signs of inefficiency. Beyond the basic functionality, the rules are accessible so that you can write your own on top of the frame work or omit ones that you don’t want. (more…)

Google’s Page Speed

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Google Page Speed Logo I am sure that you have encountered a site before where you have thought, “man this site is slow” and perhaps you even left before the site fully loaded. I sure know that I have! As a web designer/developer, you want to make sure that you can provide your client(s) with a site that is efficient in all capacities including load time, especially because load time directly affects a number of other areas of web performance (SEO, Analytics, UX and even Cost). (more…)

SPLI(S)T – A jQuery Plugin

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

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There really is no good flexible way to create columns from a ordered or unordered (X)HTML list. Having run into this problem on more then one occasion, I decided to create this jQuery function that I call SPLI(S)T—a fusion of slit and list, though simply pronounced splist. (more…)